Netflix will revive a beloved character, and Ryan Murphy will be joining Sarah Paulson in the upcoming season of American Horror Story. Here’s everything we know about season one of Ratched that’s due out on Netflix globally in September 2020.
Ryan Murphy, who is part of the overall Netflix output agreement, has been involved in this series. This prolific producer has produced some of Netflix's biggest hits.
It was picked up by Netflix back in September 2017 after a heavy bidding war over the title with Hulu and Apple also reportedly wanting the show although it’s not technically part of Murphy’s expansive output deal.
Ryan Murphy stated in an interview that Ratched season 1 would release on Netflix September 2020. This was confirmed by Netflix's official unveil. The premiere of Season 1 is scheduled for September 18, 2020 on Netflix worldwide.
Netflix Originals are delivered at different times in the world, as many of your subscribers know. Pacific Standard Time is the time zone for all new releases. This means if you live on the West Coast of America, you’ll receive Ratched at midnight tonight, as for subscribers in New Zealand, they’ll be waiting until the evening to stream the series.
|Time Zone||Time available to stream|
|Pacific Standard Time||12:00 AM (GMT-8)|
|Mountain Standard Time||1:00 AM (GMT-7)|
|Central Standard Time||2:00 AM (GMT-6)|
|Eastern Standard Time||3:00 AM (GMT-5)|
|British Daylight Savings Time||08:00 AM (GMT)|
|Central European Time||09:00 AM (GMT+1)|
|Eastern European Time||10:00 AM (GMT+2)|
|India Standard Time||12:30 PM (GMT+4:30)|
|Japan Standard Time||16:00 PM (GMT+8)|
|Australian Eastern Time||18:00 PM (GMT+10)|
|New Zealand Day Light Time||19:00 PM (GMT+11)|
Nurse Ratchet is the main focus of this series. She’s a character from the classic 1962 novel named One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and the movie that followed thirteen years later in 1975. With that said, the character has also popped up in ABC’s Once Upon A Time.
This series will be an origin story that takes us back in time to when Nurse Ratched was exploiting patients within the mental health system.
Sadly, as of the time of republishing, the movie isn’t available on Netflix anywhere in the world.
The series is produced by Fox 21 Television Studios, which might surprise some considering it's owned now by Disney. The production company has been set up as an arms dealer to a variety of networks. For Netflix alone, it’s working on Ratched and The Politician.
It is currently working on projects for several other streaming services. It’s producing Hitman for Hulu, Nevelot for Apple TV+, Tales from the Loop for Amazon Prime as well as titles for Quibi, Showtime and USA Network.
Evan Romansky, the series' main writer, is also an actor. Ryan Murphy and Ian Brennan were involved as well, we already mentioned. Nelson Cragg and Jennifer Lynch are among the series' directors. Ryan Murphy is also involved.
Sarah Paulson will be playing the role of Nurse Mildred Ratched on the series. Sarah Paulson is best known for other Murphy roles, such as the role she played in American Horror Story Season 8. It’s also worth noting she appeared in the wildly successful Netflix movie from 2018, Bird Box.
Jon Jon Briones and Finn Wittrock are among the cast.
We learned in May 2020 that Sophie Okonedo was cast as season 1. Okonedo starred previously in After Earth.
We learned in June that 13 Reasons Why's star Brandon Flynn was also going to be appearing on the series.
Filming should have ended on the series. The series was filmed in January and February 2019, according to reports. Soon after filming began, we saw Sarah Paulson as her complete character.
According to reports, filming took place in California. The series appears to have been filmed on Cannery Row in Monterey.
Additional recording was made in Point Mogu, California in June 2019. This set up looks like it was taken from a WWII beachside hospital. Additional filming was also done in Lucia Lodge, Big Sur.
It appears that filming has ended with some final reshoots. According to an Instagram posting by someone who worked on the project, filming ended on July 5, 2019.
The lid officially came off on July 29, 2020 with a slew new promo images from VanityFair.
Murphy shared what viewers can expect in the series, as well as the role played by Sarah Paulson.
“I feel like Nurse Ratched is sort of a shorthand for barbarism. She became almost like a catchphrase for any sort of institutional abuse of power. What was interesting was trying to create an emotional character from a reputation that’s very cold…trying to figure out every little detail about her childhood, her relationships, her sexuality. Because when people think of Ratched, they think of her as shutoff and cruel and uncaring.”
Here’s the first look pictures for season one. If you’re familiar with Hollywood (another recent Murphy project) then you’ll recognize a very similar aesthetic.
We know all eight episodes of Season 1 of Ratched.
|Episode Number||Episode Name|
|Episode 2||Ice Pick|
|Episode 3||The Dance|
|Episode 4||Angel of Mercy|
|Episode 5||Angel of Mercy, Part II|
|Episode 6||Mildred and Edmund|
|Episode 7||The Bucklet List|
|Episode 8||Got No Strings|
Ratched will be getting another season on Netflix.
The series came with an order for a second season when it was announced. It was going to be auctioned off to several networks, with intense bidding between Hulu and Apple as well as the eventual winner, Netflix.
Murphy stated that there may be as many as four seasons of the series. The plans for the show would be that Nurse Ratched “would face off against a different male adversary each season; with the fourth and final season blending One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest into the narrative.”
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